Monday, May 14, 2012

Stop-motion Animation

We've been spending some time working on stop-motion animation lately.  This first movie is one that we made using iMovie on the iPads, featuring Hassan:
The iPads are great for capturing a lot of photos quickly and then funneling them right into iMovie, but there doesn't seem to be any way to turn off the Ken Burns effect when you're using iMovie on an iPad, so the stop-motion animation made with those can make you a little sea-sick.  Also, you have to adjust the length of the clips and remove the fade-in/fade-out transitions manually.
For this next video, we took photos using the digital cameras and then loaded them into Windows Movie Maker.  It takes longer to pull the photos off the camera, but you can set the length of the pictures before you import them, and you don't have to remove any transitions.  This video was made by Flastine and Rotha.  The part with the growing clay-person was Flastine's, and the part with the turtle was Rotha's:
This final video was made by Olive.  I believe if you look in the back, you'll see a meteor hitting the clay-person's house.  Poor clay-person!

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